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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Urges 50 Governors to Pass Federal Marriage Amendment

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has launched a personal campaign to the governors in every state urging them to pass a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, the AP reports:

MooreRoy Moore has sent letters to all 50 governors urging them to get their legislatures to call for a convention to add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizing only unions between one man and one woman.

Moore says the country's moral foundation is under attack, and a state-initiated convention under Article V of the Constitution is the only way to stop it. An Article V convention has never been held.

Moore is best known for his battle to display a Ten Commandments monument in his state's high court.

Moore said marriage equality invites "ultimate destruction" in a 2012 campaign speech:

"We cannot continue to borrow the future of our children and our grandchildren or we will suffer the consequences. We can't keep going into debt. We can't keep disparaging our military and promoting things like same-sex marriage, L-G-B-T. To hear the President of the United States say that we are promoting L-G-B-T. Let's think about what that is: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights...Same sex marriage will be the ultimate destruction of our country because it destroys the very foundation upon which this nation is based. Divisive, I've been accused of being divisive I'll tell you what's divisive. It's this Democratic platform."

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  1. Go ahead , call a Constitutional Convention,; there will be others items on that agenda......the reduction of Senate representation for sparsely populated states, the power to dissolve the entire Congress where it refuses to govern......the UN Charter of Human Rights being incorporated into the Constitution, the recognition of and participation in the World Criminal Court and the obligations to extradite citizens under warrant.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 6, 2014 3:39:02 PM

  2. Daniel - 3/4 of states are needed, so they need 38, not 34. Impossible at this point.

    Posted by: Matt N | Feb 6, 2014 4:15:08 PM

  3. There will never be an Article V Constitutional Convention. Never. It is too risky for both conservatives and liberals, because any sort of amendment could be added.

    Posted by: homer | Feb 6, 2014 4:21:50 PM

  4. How about first making divorce a crime. Let's start there first. No straight person can get a divorce and if they commit adultery they are stone to death as the good book says.

    Let's start throwing it back at them and not at us.

    Posted by: Dawson | Feb 6, 2014 4:47:10 PM

  5. How about, no? People need to let go of this idiotic idea that divorce is a bad thing. In some cases it's exactly the right thing to do. Keeping people in loveless - or worse abusive - marriages is a bad thing. It's bad for the children too.

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 6, 2014 5:24:08 PM

  6. >The poor citizens of Alabama, to have this ignorant man representing them.<

    The citizens of Alabama are the ones who ELECTED him to be chief justice of the state Supremes. It's an elective office in Bama.

    Posted by: nola fred | Feb 6, 2014 5:35:44 PM

  7. @ HOMER :
    Exactly !

    The USA doesn't exactly have a new Madison to guide such a Convention......though maybe Ted Cruz, (green eggs and ham guy,) thinks he might be a new Madison.
    What delusions.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 6, 2014 5:43:38 PM

  8. Does he know how the amendment process for the federal Constitution works? Clearly, he does not. Derp. Bigotry fail.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Feb 6, 2014 5:52:56 PM

  9. How about a constitutional amendment to criminalize heterosexual divorce? That would "Focus on the Family".

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Feb 6, 2014 6:05:08 PM

  10. @Hue-Man -- "How about a constitutional amendment to criminalize heterosexual divorce? That would "Focus on the Family". "

    What? You don't think Crazy Roy would support you on that idea? He would.

    Posted by: AdamTh | Feb 6, 2014 6:29:58 PM

  11. nola, not to pick nits, it would be better stated "a majority of the citizens of alabama" elected him.

    roy moore was elected with 52% of the vote (not 100%), leaving 48% of the state voting against him. alabama is often evenly divided, and has become extremely polarized, like much of the country.

    Posted by: northalabama | Feb 6, 2014 6:53:50 PM

  12. Jamal, I remember the two years under Bush II where the Congress was also Republican, and it was a scary, scary time. We're still trying to clean up some of the environmental disasters and sops to big business, as well as the new abortion restrictions passed during that time. Those anti-Obama people yelling "I want my country back"-no thanks, I saw what you people did and what you want. Thank Jesus Karl Rove's dream of a permanent Republican majority was swept away with Katrina.

    Posted by: Dback | Feb 6, 2014 8:03:18 PM

  13. As the saying goes, "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt." Good look with that, Moore.

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Feb 6, 2014 8:16:22 PM

  14. Another Southerner for states' rights... oh, wait.

    Posted by: Merv | Feb 6, 2014 9:16:14 PM

  15. NorthAlabama said:

    >nola, not to pick nits, it would be better stated "a majority of the citizens of alabama" elected him.<

    Point taken. My late mom & I were in Bama right after Katrina. There are a lot of damned nice folks there, but oy! The politics. And, we have lil booby jindal and "diaper dave" vitter and vitter now wants to be next guv in La. What are you gong to do?

    Posted by: nola fred | Feb 7, 2014 4:30:09 AM

  16. I have gay friends - I don't judge them on their sexual preference. But it took Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve, to create a human being. Gays have the same rights I do - I can't marry someone of my sex either, so we're even.... I am happy that Roy takes a stand and defends it, period.

    Posted by: Tumf | Feb 7, 2014 5:32:29 PM

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